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Pascal Bellon (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)
Computational research plays a central role in advancing the understanding of the various phase transitions and microstructural changes driven by irradiation, electrochemical and mechanical forces, which are not observed under thermal conditions. This symposium will focus on non-equilibrium phenomena controlled by the point defect formation and diffusion mechanisms such as the formation of point defect microstructures (dislocation loop, cavity), enhanced diffusion and precipitation, induced segregation, precipitation and disordering, activated by the damage production under irradiation/oxidation/stress.
Recent developments in ab initio approaches, thermodynamic and kinetic theories, multiscale simulation tools (Molecular Dynamics, Kinetic Monte Carlo methods, diffusion theories, Phase Field methods, Cluster Dynamics, etc.) and atomic scale experimental techniques (Analytic Transmission Electron Microscopy, Atom Probe Tomography, etc.) open new perspectives in this field.
The purpose of this symposium is to present computational research on the irradiation, stress, corrosion and oxidation behavior of materials with an emphasis on point defect production/point defect diffusion/phase transformation/microstructure relationships. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):